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Evidence-based, Accessible, Therapeutic Yoga

Expanding Public Understanding

Yoga has the power to profoundly transform lives and change the world. Yoga for Better Health hosts the Global Yoga Therapy Day

Empowering Better Health

Helping the world understand that yoga is for *every* body. if you can can breathe, you can practice yoga. Access safe, therapeutic yoga practices for every body in our free app, Yoga for Better Health.

Safe(r), Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga has many therapeutic practices. Unfortunately, not all practices are safe for everyone; particularly if you have health concerns, Stay safer in your practices (or keep your students safer) with our app, Yoga Therapeutics Pro

I Believe

Yoga has the power to transform lives and change the world (one life at a time). If you can breathe, you can practice yoga; and this knowledge should be made accessible to all. Yoga has made my life better and I consider it my privilege to share yoga with others.

Ann Marie Johnston
Founder: Yoga for Better Health & Global Yoga Therapy Day
About Yoga for Better Health (Previously, YogaMate)

My breath-centered, meditation focused home yoga practice transformed a lifetime of personal health challenges, including a long history of depression. It led me to do a 500hr training in yoga (for personal growth). I completed my year's training knowing it would be negligent to not share my new-found knowledge. 

But as a young teacher I found that: 
  • My students only really thought of yoga as a physical practice; and
  • They lacked confidence in practicing from home

I also found that
  • I lacked confidence when students with medical challenges or injuries presented in class; and
  • My ability to create impact was limited to the number of students I could see each week

And so, the idea for Yoga for Better Health was born. 

My intention was two fold: 
  • Expand public awareness of yoga beyond the physical practice with a heavy emphasis on yoga's therapeutic benefits; and 
  • Provide tools and support for yoga teachers and therapists to strengthen connections and better support their students and clients home practice

I connected with a global team of experts, developed collaborations with associations like the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and over the ensuing years developed two apps and the Global Yoga Therapy Day initiative.

In 2021, we're beta-testing a 12-week self-care program for healthcare professionals.

Whether you're a yoga professional (deep bow of gratitude for the work you do in this world) or a member of the public - I am blessed to serve and support the world through this life-transforming work. Thank you for being here and feel free to reach out with thoughts or questions.
  • Evidence-based, accessible, therapeutic yoga

    Our Vision

    Yoga for Better Health provides practical, accessible, therapeutic yoga programs and services that empower individuals across the world to take their health & well-being into their own hands.

  • Evidence-bsaed, accessible therapeutic accessible to everyone

    Our Mission

    We empower people in their journey towards better health and well-being through the provision of, and access to, accessible therapeutic yogic tools, practices and specialists. Our. yoga therapy well-being programs support healthcare organizations and their employees to address the burnout & mental health crisis facing our healthcare systems & employees.

Learn more about how Yoga for Better Health supports healthcare systems and the community
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